TW Relay Team: Dominique's Bike Blog #6

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I can't quite believe I'm writing this but there's only one day to go until our sprint relay challenge, the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series London.

We have printed off the event details, my outfit is planned and I have persuaded friends to watch me sweat it out over the 20K cycle. Now all that's left is the race itself.

James has set us the challenge to complete the relay in sub-1:30. After the amazing results from his Bupa Fitness Assessment earlier this week, he looks set to notch up an amazing 5K and Alice's dedicated training should put her in good stead for a great swim too.

And me? Well, a minor miracle has happened in the last few months; I have learned to love cycling. I even find myself getting frustrated now whenever I stop at traffic lights. Strange as it may sound, I really can't wait to test how fast I can go on my Genesis Equilibrium 10. I'm expecting sweat, pain and lycra, but my mantra is simple: bring it on!

Tomorrow's event marks not only my first cycle race but also my first team race. The sense of camaraderie building up to the event at TW Towers has been terrific - the Fab Four have been giving us racing tips and the Triathletes World magazine team have been behind us every run, swim and cycle along the way.

Before I eulogise too much, it's time to get back to racing mode. This evening will be a quiet one for me spent swotting up the big no-no, drafting, and on triathlon's essential race day rules and etiquette.

Good luck if you're racing in tomorrow's event, and remember to check back to see if the TW Relay Team met with triumph or disaster on Monday.

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